New food policy to triple amount of agricultural land farmed organically by 2030

By |maj 20th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, COVID-19, Farm to Fork, ifoam, News, organic, organic agriculture, Organic food, organic targets, seed sovereignty|

The EU's Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy has targeted 25% of agricultural land in the EU being organically farming by 2030, a three fold increase.

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Coronavirus outbreak exposing vulnerabilities in the EU meat sector

By |maj 19th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, EFFAT, meat plants, meat sector, News|

After multiple outbreaks of coronavirus brought meat-processing plants to a standstill across the US, a similar trend has started to be seen across the EU, with potentially damaging consequences for the sector.

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COVID-19 causing spike in unfair trade practices, farmers complain

By |april 30th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, News, Paolo De Castro, unfair trade practices, UTPs|

Farmers are noticing an increase in the use of unfair trade practices (UTPs) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, while the implementation of the EU regulation that should protect them is still in its early stages.

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New EU budget proposal reignites fringe against CAP cuts

By |april 23rd, 2020|budget, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, Copa-Cogeca, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), Janusz Wojciechowski, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Paolo De Castro|

As the European Commission prepares to put forward an updated multi-annual financial framework proposal (MFF) next week (29 April), the agri-food sector has unanimously called for keeping post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) spending at least at ...

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Ministers press Commission to trigger private storage against food price shocks

By |april 20th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, dairy products, food prices, Janusz Wojciechowski, market measures, News, private storage aid, PSA, State aid|

In a joint statement agreed last Friday (17 April), all EU-27 farm ministers called for activating the private storage aid (PSA) to support those agri-food sectors where significant market disturbances and price impacts have been assessed due to the CO...

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Farmers association and NGOs at odds over postponement of new EU food policy

By |april 7th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, Farm to Fork, green deal, News|

Farmers association COPA-COGECA has backed the further postponement and debut of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, due to mounting pressures faced by farmers over the COVID-19 outbreak, but this stance has been heavily criticised.

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Farmers warn of far-reaching COVID-19 effects on EU agriculture

By |marec 26th, 2020|CAP reform, Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU single market, labour shortage, News|

A new report from farmers’ association COPA-COGECA outlines the multi-faceted ways in which COVID-19 is leaving its mark on the agricultural sector, from flower growers to meat producers.

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COVID-19 measures could cause ‘devastating’ labour shortage in EU farming

By |marec 25th, 2020|borders, Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, News, Norbert Lins, seasonal workers|

Europe’s farming sector could face a dramatic shortfall in workers as a consequence of the border restrictions put in place to stem the spread of novel coronavirus, which could lead to “devastating” impacts, according to Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general or farmers association COPA-COGECA. 

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From Farm to Pitchfork: farmers take to Brussels streets ahead of EU summit

By |februar 21st, 2020|ASAJA, CAP, common agricultural policy, Copa-Cogeca, Farm to Fork, farmers protest, green deal, Krišjānis Kariņš, News|

Farmers from across Europe fired up their tractors and drove to Brussels on Thursday (20 February), rallying against proposed cuts in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). They also demanded that the EU does not leave them out of the environmental...

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Struggling beekeepers undercut by cheap honey imports, says new report

By |februar 17th, 2020|beekeepers, Copa-Cogeca, honey, honey imports, honey producers, News|

European honey producers are calling for an emergency action plan to be put in place to keep the sector, pointing to a drop in production across the EU and a rise in cheap imports.

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